d.a. levy – contributions to books and other publications

(Note: sequence within years is alphabetical)

1964

3 ONE ACT PLAYS
Torrance: Hors Commerce Press, 1964
First edition, stapled sheets, 150 copies. Contents: HERE I AM! by Kirby Congdon, WHO’S AFRAID OF EDWARD ALBEE? by Carl Larsen, and “IN” GROUP by d.a. levy. (Lowell A9)

THE CLEVELAND MANIFESTO OF POETRY: PRINCIPLES BEHIND THE WRITINGS OF 6 CLEVELAND POETS
Cleveland: The Asphodel Bookshop, 1964
First edition, single sheet printed on both sides (some copies are two stapled sheets printed rectos only), mimeograph, dated June 1, 1964 , statements by d.a. levy Kent Taylor, Jau Billera, Russell Atkins, Russell Salamon, and Adelaide Simon. (T&H B-01)

HAIKU ’64
Tokyo: Japan Airlines, 1964
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy haiku: Hundreds of sparrows / Perching on telephone wires, / A cloud approaches.

Simon, Adelaide. PERMIT ME VOYAGE
Cleveland: Free Lance, 1964
First edition, stapled illustrated wrappers, 26 pages. Cover art and internal illustrations by levy. (T&H B-02)


1965

Wantling, William. DOWN, OFF & OUT
Bensenville, IL: Mimeo Press, 1965
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy cover art.


1966

456, AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLEVELAND POETS
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled silkscreened wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 54 pages, 500 copies. Preface by Rene Char. Contributors: Russell Atkins: LAKEFRONT, CLEVELAND, Judith Hawthorne Albrecht: [untitled], Grace Butcher: 11/21/65, Geoffrey Cook: ADELE’S LOUNGE BAR (TO PAULA MARIE S.) • A LETTER, John Cornillon: NO HIDING PLACE (TO WILLIAM SEABROOK), Susan Cornillon: TO MY UNCLE HARRY, RECENTLY DEAD, Joel Marc Deutsch: FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION, Joel Friedman: BLACK REVOLT (HOUGH, JULY, 1966), Bennet Hassink: NOTEBOOK FRAGMENTS (BOOK #983), Walter R. Keller:A VISION OF ST. LUCY’S DAY OR THE DIRTY WAR OF LBJ, Joyce Guion: AFTER THE RAIN, T.L. Kryss: [untitled], Jacob Leed: OCTOBER • CAIRNS FROM THE TRAIN, d.a. levy poem: SONGS FOR DEAD CHILDREN (DEDICATED TO DON THOMAS), Mara:CLEVELAND SUTRA, Franklin W.W. Osinski: A JOKE, R.J.S.: CSU–FROM THE DEPTHS, Thom Szuter: FLAGS, Kent Taylor: DEATH OF AN AMUSEMENT PARK • EUCLID AVENUE 55TH-107TH, Don Thomas: WOULD YOU BELIEVE THE CRUST? • THE SAGE OF THE RENEGADE IRISHMAN, Kathie Lenehan: THAT YET TO BE. (T&H P-106)

CLEVELAND CONCRETE, edited by rjs
Cleveland: Free Lover Press, 1966
First edition, ditto/photocopy printed. Contributors include: Kent Taylor, Jake Leed, Mimi, Don Thomas, Dagmar, Tom Lackamp, Malcolm Hall, Grady Jones, Claudia Van Tyne, and Joe Walker. levy concrete poem: UNIVERSE JUICE.

TELEGRAMS FROM CENTRAL CONTROL
Niagara Falls, NY: press:today:niagara, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers, 350 copies, mimeograph. levy poems: SCOTCHPHRENZY • CARROT CREW NIMBO #3.


1967

306, AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLEVELAND POETS
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, 306 copies, introduction by levy. levy poem: THINKING OF RIMBAUD • ROSES THAT. (T&H P-124)

A TRIBUTE TO JIM LOWELL
Cleveland: Ghost Press, June 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, 500 copies, mimeograph, cover and silkscreens by T.L. Kryss. Contributors include: B.P. Nichol, T.L. Kryss (Preface), R. Wolter, Jonathan Williams, Mitchell Goodman & Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Olson, Russell Atkins, Marvin Malone, William Wantling, Jacob Leed, T.L. Kryss, Dwight MacDonald, Paul Carroll, Carl Woideck, Douglas Casement, George Dowden, Mike Murphy, Franklin W.W. Osinski, Geoffrey Cook, Kent Taylor, D.R. Wagner, Charles Bukowski, Donald Cauble, J.M. Edelstein, James Laughlin, Robert Lowell, Douglas Blazek, Brown Miller, Phillip Kaplan, Gilbert Sorrentino, Guy Davenport, Felix Pollak, Michael McClure, rjs, Dave Cunliffe, Ron Caplan, Carl Weissner, David W. Harris, Walter Lowenfels, John Cornillion, Allen De Loach, Jasper Wood, Walter R. Keller, Ted Berrigan. levy poem: THE GREAT SURREALIST DREAM HAPPENING OF THE ASPHODEL & OTHER ECSTASIES THAT WERE STILL/BORN IN CLEVELAND.

OLE ANTHOLOGY, edited and with an introduction by Douglas Blazek
Glendale, CA: Poetry X/Change, 1967
First edition, perfect bound, offset printed, 1/5000 numbered copies. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Gil Orlovitz, T.L. Kryss, D.r. Wagner, William Wantling, Al purdy, Larry Eigner, Dave Etter, Brown Miller, Lee Harwood, Dennis Saleh, Richard Krech, Charles Plymell. levy poem: BOURGEOISIE CHANT.

Kryss, T.L. CLEVELAND POEMS, CHICAGO POEMS & OTHER SHIT
Cleveland: Free Love Press, 1967
First edition, stapled sheets with painted cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 45 pages, 275 copies. Cover painting by d.a. levy (each copy unique).


1968

BLEWOINTMENT PRESS-FASCIST COURT
Vancouver: blewointment press, n.d.[1968])
First edition, stapled sheets with library tape binding, 500 copies. Contributors include: bp nichol, Nelson Ball, Diane di Prima, Margaret Atwood, Bill Bissett, D.R. Wagner. levy poem: ”I DON’T KNOW…”.

Bergé, Carol. POEMS MADE OF SKIN
Toronto: Weed/Flower Press, March 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers, 300 copies. levy cover art: PORTRAIT OF CAROL BERGÉ.

Blazek, Douglas. ALL GODS MUST LEARN TO KILL
Demarest, NJ: Analecta Press, 1968
First edition, paperback, preface by Brown Miller, illustrations by R. Crumb. levy photo collages: THE TIME IN A PURE VIRGIN EYE • HE’S DREAMING THAT WE’RE LISTENING TO HIM!!! • PEYOTL VISION.

D.A. LEVY A TRIBUTE TO THE MAN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF HIS POETRY
levy_ukanhavCleveland: Ghost Press, 1968
First edition, perfect bound with library tape backstrip binding and stiff wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 250 pages, 1000 copies. “Proceeds, if any, from the sale of this book will go to the levy defense fund, the yet-to-be-conceived levy subsistence fund, and the subsequent levy offense fund”. Kryss woodcut prints throughout, includes brief levy bibliography, levy material: CLEVELAND UNDERCOVERS • NEW ETHIC FOLK POEM FOR THE BEAT GENERATION IN CLEVELAND • CITY • PASSOVER ’65’ • WILLIAM SOMMER–*–YOU • A LINE FOR THE HAWK FACED GOD WHO CARRIED THE SUN AT DAWN • POEM • TO TERRY • ANGELA • FRAGMENT FROM THE DESTROYED JOURNAL 1965 • ANOTHER FRAGMENT FROM THE DESTROYED JOURNAL • A TOKE FOR THE BROKE • SATORI WHILE PRAYING IN THE BATHROOM • THIRD QUARTER • LADY A • TO JIM LOWELLS GOLDFISH • KISSES • SAPPHO • THE RIVER • LOVE POEM OF A LION • SITTING ON A BENCH NEAR T SQUARE (FOR DAVID MELTZER) • ROAD ROAD GO AWAY • GREAT MAN SLEEPING IN A CLOSET (FOR RICHARD ALLEN MORRIS) • THE BELLS OF THE CHEROKEE PONIES • THE SUBURBAN PROPHETS (FOR R.D.D.) • THE WANDERING WHITE • WARRIORS REST • SHIPENSBURG • LINES FOR LADY JANE • DARK MOON • ZEN GARDENS • THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD PART I, FROM THE BURIAL GROUNDS OF THE CAT NATION (PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN TRYING TO EAT THE SUN) • THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD PART II, FRONTIERS (BLIND MANS VIEW FROM THE OBSERVATION TOWER) • THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD PART III, SHADOWS (SOAP OPERA MYSTICISM) • THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD PART IV, THE SLOW DEATH OF BECOMING OTHER PEOPLE • THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD PART V, LITANY OF THE LION • PART II • PART III • SONGS FOR DEAD CHILDREN • ROSES THAT (FOR GENE) • THINKING OF RIMBAUD (FORTHOM SZUTER) • LETTER TO LADY BERGE’ • BOURGEOISIE CHANT • TOMB STONE AS A LONELY CHARM (FOR YESHEY TSHOGYAL) • LIGHT ON, THE OLD ‘TEST’ (FOR CHARLES OLSEN) • UNTITLED POEM FRAGMENT • NOTES/VARIATIONS ON A SHORT POEM • IN DEFENSE OF SMUT & POETS • PRAY FOR CLEVELAND • WHY I GOT BUSTED & OTHER NONSENSE • SUB*TROLL SHEET #1–AMPHETAMINE (SUMONES MOTHER GAVE ME) VISION #2 • IRON CROSS OF THE SUN • SPONTANEOUS CONTACT IN THE MIND CANCELLED • AMERICAN OPINION • CLEVELAND::THE RECTAL EYE VISIONS • POEM FOR OUR LADY OF SONGS & DIMENSIONS • POEM FOR LAMA GINSBERG • THE PARA-CONCRETE MANIFESTO • BREAD VISION • THE BLACK PAPERS • SCRIPT E • CHALCHIHUITLICUE #3 • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD • HMN & INVOCATION FOR THE AMERICAN GOD • BERET • LE STROB EGYPTIANE #2 • VISION S • THE EGYPTIAN STRAW BOSS COP # FOUR • SHIT SHIT & STROBE #6 • REFRIGERATOR MANTRA • THE SUNLIGHT SHINNING THOUGH MY WIFE’S PAISLEY SKIRT • BAMBOO STICK FROM KENTUKY HANGING ON OUR BACK PORCH • INTER-GALACTIC COMMUNICATIONS CO. OUTLAW • COMMENT ON THE ACID SCENE • SOUND POEM FOR THE ROARING TWENTIES • THE HIPPIES • RELIGIOUS ACID • MIND EXPANSION • PSYCHEDELIC INFORMATION CENTER • MIND MIRROR • “GOD BLESS OUR TELEVISION • 7 FLOWERS • EMERGENCY CITY ORDINANCE • TANTRIC STROBE • A MANTRA TO PROTECT ONE FROM THE VIET CONG (NORTH & SOUTH) • BANANA ROLL BLUES • PRAPS • SUB-TROLL SHEET #2 WITH EVERYTHING UPSIDE DOWN • INSULIN SHOCK LETTER • THE GREAT SURREALIST DREAM HAPPENING • ONE DEATH IN THE LIFE OF JULIE • WHAT CAN I SAY? • PROSECUTOR, AS HIRED GUNSLINGER • THE DREAM OF THE DREAM-TRIAL EXECUTION • THE SUBREAL NARK DREAM • KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY BOOK I • CLEVELAND UBER ALLES • CLOUD IN THE FORM OF A SWASTIKA • LINES FOR THE ERIE STREET CEMETERY • JAYWALKING BLUES • ODE TO A NON-UNION TRUCKDRIVER DRIVING ACROSS NORTH-EASTERN OHIO • KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY BOOK II • KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY BOOK THREE • KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY BOOK 5 • LETTRE TO CLEVELAND. (T&H CO-01)

FOR JOHN R. SCOTT WHO PAINTED FLOWERS
Cleveland: Ghost Press, March 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers, 255 copies, mimeograph, silkscreens by T.L. Kryss. Contributors include levy, Geoffrey A. Cook, r.j.s., T.L. Kryss, D.r. Wagner. levy poem: PROSE-POEM FOR JOHN (DOING-TIME) FOR PAINTING FLOWERS IN THE MIND.

FOR STANLEY HEILBRUN, WHO FLED FROM FREEDOM
Cleveland: Absolute Zero Press, April 1968) first edition, stapled wrappers, 255 copies, mimeograph, silkscreens by T.L. Kryss. Contributors include levy, Geoffrey A. Cook, r.j.s., T.L. Kryss. levy poem:THEY SED YOU WENT EVERYWHERE – FOR STAN HEILBRUN.

FOREVER WORSHIP THE SECOND COMING: FOR GENE BLOOM, STEVE RICHMOND, AND R.J.S., edited by Blazek, Kryss, and Delpino
San Francisco: Black Rabbit Press, 1968
First edition, side-stapled wrappers. Contributions by Bloom, Dwight Macdonald, Mike Berardi, Michael Perkins, Delpino, R. Wolter, r.j.s. Salamon, Harris, Blazek and others. levy note: INDICTMENT OF THE CITY OF CLEVELAND FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF MINORS.

ONCE AGAIN, by Jean-Francois Bory, translated by Lee Hildreth
New York: New Directions Books, 1968
First edition, paperback and hardcover editions issued, offset. levy cocnrete poem: AGAIN?.

PEACE AMONGST THE ANTS
San Francisco: Nevada/Tattoo Press, 1968
First edition, printed folder with 16 broadsides laid in, mimeograph, a tipped-in envelope (“Fame is Puke!”), and a tipped in booklet by D.r. Wagner. Contributors include Charles Bukowski, d.a. levy, Tuli Kupferberg, Harold Norse, D.r. Wagner, Douglas Blazek, T.L. Kryss, Al Purdy, Carl Weissner. levy poem: PROSECUTOR, AS HIRED GUNSLINGER.


1969

12 POETS, edited by D.r. Wagner
Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy poem: OXYGEN (OR A SPIRIT OF LIFE).

IN A TIME OF REVOLUTION: POEMS FROM OUR THIRD WORLD, edited by Walter Lowenfels
New York: Vinatage Books, 1969
First edition, paperback original. Contributiors include: Carol Berge, Paul Blackburn, Grace Butcher, Diane Di Prima, Will Inman, Allen Katzman, Bob Kaufman, Tuli Kupferberg, Carl Larsen, d.a. levy, Clarence Major, David Meltzer, George Montgomery, Margaret Randall, Steven Richmond, Ed Sanders, William Wantling. d. a. levy poem: ODE TO MAYOR LOCKER.

PANAMA GOLD, edited by T.L. Kryss
San Francisco/Cleveland: Zero Publications, 1969
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into silk-screened wrappers, 200 copies. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek: THE MIND RESTS ONLY WHEN THE HEART IS SCUTTLED FOR GOOD, Charles Bukowski: THE HOLLYWOOD SWIMMING POOL LIFE, Kent Taylor: THE WESTERN POEM, D.R. Wagner: IT’S KIND OF WHAT DEATH IS LIKE]. levy poem: TOMB STONE AS A LONELY CHARM

THE WRITING ON THE WALL, 108 AMERICAN POEMS OF PROTEST, edited by Walter Lowenfels
NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1969
First edition, hardcover, review copy with slip laid in, [other contributors include Blazek, Bukowski, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, and others. levy poem: THE BELLS OF THE CHEROKEE PONIES.


1970s

EMILY DICKENSON: LETTERS FROM THE WORLD, edited by Marguerite Harris
NY: Corinth Books, 1970
First edition, perfect bound, offset. levy cover art: WILD FLOWERS IN A DESERTED CEMETERY.

THE ALLEGHENY STAR ROUTE, ENTRAILS AT TAILS END
Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, 1975
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, mimeograph printed. Contributors include: E.R. Baxter, Charles Bukowski, Brown Miller, Harold Norse, Charles Plymell, Jim Soric, Thom Szuter, rjs, Kent Taylor, D.r. Wagner, Willie. levy poem: THINKING OF RIMBAUD.

CLEVELAND: GOING HOME (HOT FUCK)
Cleveland: Mostly Broken Scabs Press, n.d. [c.1977]
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, offset printed. levy poem: ONE DEATH IN THE LIFE OF JULIE.

WHAT THERE IS LEFT TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT A LIGHT WHICH IS NOT ABLE TO BE THERE, edited by T.L. Kryss
Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1970
First edition, stapled wrappers, 200 copies, mimeograph, cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss, [other contributors include Blazek, Bukowski, Kryss, Brown Miller, Kent Taylor, Wagner, Willie. levy poem: THE BOX LUNCH TRAVEL-OG OF FREMONT GULCH.


1980s+

THE LAST BLEWOINTMENT ANTHOLOGY, VOLS. I & II, edited by Bill Bissett
Toronto: Nightwood Editions, 1985 & 1986
First edition, perfect bound, offset, two volumes: AC-LE & LI-ZO. levy poems: VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #1 • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #2 • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #3 • BOURGEOISIE CHANT.

THE LONG MARCH OF CLEVELAND
Cleveland Heights: Green Panda Press, 2002
First edition, stapled wrappers, 100 numbered copies. levy concrete poetry:PERMANENTLY ELECTRIC • IMPOSE IT ON YOURSELF • ORIGINAL LIGHT ROCK. levy poems: excerpts from RECTAL EYE VISION #2 • LETTRE TO CLEVELAND • TOMB STONE AS A LONELY CHARM PART 3 • ZEN CONCRETE.